However, that’s the wrong question.
The right question is whether Insite is the best way to spend $3,000,000 per year to help addicts. Would another approach save as many (or more) lives and have a greater impact on quality of life for addicts, their loved ones and the community? I believe so.
To provide a point of reference, the Dawn Farm budget is $3.3 million and for that sum we provide 18 beds of detox/outreach, 49 beds of residential (including treatment for pregnant women), 140 beds of sober housing, outpatient services, adult adolescent/family services, jail outreach, community education services and a stigma reduction campaign.